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a deal on raising the debt ceiling by this summer is an impetus i think could yield some type of an agreement over the next couple of months or so. >> you know what? bygo. you are right. can you have a raising or adjusting of the debt limit without a budget? it can't happen, right? >> well, it can happen. but there has to be agreement on the parameters of a deal. the president said he is not negotiating over the debt ceiling. but in a way he is. whether you have two separate deals one on cutting the budget and one raising the debt ceiling, republicans won't raids the debt ceiling without anything in return. the president knows that. the fact they're talking and that didn't happen before, and maybe partisanship is coming back. there is more bipartisan than last year. >> eric: let me add this. >> jamie: republicans may get something they don't want, the higher taxes. again. >> right. >> jamie: is that a deal-breaker? how do they come together on that? >> the republicans, they would raise some taxes. they say if you are going to use the revenue to lower other taxes. another discu
and immigration, things that we have handled. we're going to have a debt ceiling we have to worry about. when we take these numbers out of our budget, they have to pass bills given the numbers that are given. a few months ago i see another looming. the same kind of like we had just been through. president's did make a move on some of the mandatory spending efforts that i have been calling for. he talks about a balanced approach. if you eliminate all discretionary spending, we still have a half trillion dollar deficit. >> i would like to hear your opinion of chuck hagel. he has been on the job for a couple of months. .ou are pretty critical of him how would you read the job he has been doing? >> i would probably get him and a. >> why? prissy good about it. -- i feel pretty good about it. i did not have a boat. but he asked me what my concerns were. i have not fountain to be saying one thing and doing a different thing. did oppose some of watched the hearings. not alleviated. i opposed him. he called me. i was going to call him and he called me first. i am the secretary. i want to reach out. i wen
, immigration, things -- the financial problems, we're going to have a debt ceiling, things that we've got to worry about, we're going to worry about when do we take the budget out of the budget and give it to the appropriator, they have to pass a bill given the numbers they are given. the numbers in the house will be different than the numbers in the senate. i see a few months from now, september 30th, it looming and the same fights we've been through. so i think the president in his budget did make a move on some of the mandatory spending effort that i've been calling for, because he talked about a balanced approach and we haven't done anything about mandatory, which is the real problem. because if you eliminate all the discretionary spending, we still have a half trillion dollars deficit annually. >> mr. chairman, sorry to interrupt. we're running out of time. i would like to hear your secretary of -- opinion of secretary hagueen, chuck hagel. it's been on the job for a couple of months now. you were very critical of him, with those in your party , how would you rate the job he is doing
for the first time during the debt ceiling deal and you know, we were in a very polarized state of mind then. it was a very tough situation and gabby's presence melted a lot of frozen hearts on the house floor. and given that we've had someone so close to us affected directly by gun violence, hopefully you know, if there's anybody that can impact a frozen republican heart, gabby can. iรง think also, it's important note, chris, that tomorrow we will dedicate the zimmerman room in honor of gabby's staffer who was the first staffer killed in the line of duty who was killed during the tucson shooting and we'll dedicate that room in the capital visitors' center tomorrow. >> we have seen, some of the newtown victims' families, obviously having an effect, 16 republicans crossing over cloture to start the debate. the emotional appeal on this issue at least right now is paying political dividends. >> it's just common sense. >> yes, ma'am. >> this is beyond emotion, it's common-sense. >> okay, i want to switch to immigration. a topic important to you as a congresswoman from florida. i want to ask you
to unfold and as the debt ceiling once again approaches. indeed, it was made all the more worrisome by the house republican hearing yesterday that focus on the debt ceiling in terms of the possibility of prioritizing our obligations, obligations all emanating from congressional actions. we cannot continue on this dangerous path. hopefully this hearing will serve a constructive opportunity to embrace a different path. i yield back. >> thank you very much, mr. levitt. again, it's my pleasure to welcome secretary jack lew back to the committee on ways and means. we look forward to your testimony. the committee has received your written statement. it will be made a part of the formal record. secretary lew, you're recognized for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and thank you, mr. chairman, ranking member levin, for your gracious welcome here today. it's an honor to appear and to visit the president's budget for next year. and i sit here as the chairman noted, surrounded by four decades of memories of many important occasions. when bipartisan cooperation has moved the country for
me they are ready. >> on the debt ceiling, how do you see it playing out? you want it todo play out? >> the house is going to move a bill to give the treasury the ability to make interest payments, to make social security payments, in some particular fashion. our ur goal here is to put spending on a sustainable path. it isn't to default on our debt. the goal is to cut spending. i've made clear that until we get spending cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balance the budget in the next 10 years we're going to have fights. >> are you willing to have it turn out in 2011 again, to get to that level of suspense? >> i spent two and half years focused on this one issue in a big way. i think most you have understand my point to get this government to deal honestly with the spending problem. i've watched this government kick the can down the road and kick the can down the road. i swore to myself they would not do it and i'm not. briefing hner earlier. nancy pelosi had a briefing as well. >> tomorrow marks the 100th day of the 113th congress. i believe for the first 100 days he republ
by the amount raised the debt ceiling, 2.1 cheyenne. 1.1 trillion was sequestered. if the agreement was not reached by the committee in the committee did not reach an agreement, there is no provision in the budget control act agreement to raise taxes. the president did raise taxes $600 billion, there was never an agreement to raise taxes. so that's where we've got a loggerhead. this is the problem. at the end of debate i remember when the president guaranteed the american people sequester wouldn't happen. but it is happening. it's happening right now in the law. the house has proposed a budget that eliminates cuts on the defense department, besides other cuts to replace them when. the president is saying he wants to eliminate the sequester are apparently indicates he does, but he wants to do it raising taxes and that is a nonstarter. under our current day, we increase spending every year. the difficulty is that pointed out before our committee so many times is half the reductions in spending and sequester file on the defense department come which only make ucmj six of the spending i
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